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Mohs Surgery

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Reconstruction of the Scalp

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I’ve had a large squamous cell cancer on my scalp. I would like it removed but I am also concerned about the defect. What should I do?  Case Study  The patient is a 74-year-old male who noticed a crusting lesion of his scalp. This grew rapidly. A biopsy of the lesion was consistent with squamous […]

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Basal Cell Cancer: Reconstruction of the Nose

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I had a small bump on my nose that my dermatologist said was basal cell cancer. I had it resected and now I have a huge hole in my nose. I need my face to look its best for work and would prefer to have the best result possible. What should I do? Figure 1: […]

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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  Is Mohs surgery right for my skin cancer? Question: I was recently diagnosed with a skin cancer lesion on my cheek. After biopsy I was told that my lesion was a basal cell carcinoma that was most likely caused by years of unprotected sun exposure. My doctors have advised me to have the lesion […]

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Scarring After Mohs Surgery

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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  How long will a lump last after Mohs surgery? Question: I had squamous cell carcinoma of my temple removed by Mohs surgery and reconstructed by the Mohs surgeon.  It has been 6 months but I continue to feel a lump along the incision and my incision is visible.  Also the corner of my eye […]

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